Int'l - ShippingLab project to accelerate hydrogen-fuelled shipping industry

Hvide Sande Shipyard, Ballard Power Systems and Odense Maritime Technology have joined forces to form a new shipping project that will investigate how hydrogen fuel cells can be applied on board ships.

Under the title ShippingLab, the three companies have said they will support the development of a new fuel cell module and the necessary equipment for the shipping industry.

“There is a huge difference between running a bus on hydrogen through town and bringing the same power system on board a vessel affected by waves and current,” explains Kristina Juelsgaard, Business Development Director at Ballard Power.

“There is the water and the effect of water and salt, and at the time the system must be able to handle both the propulsion of the vessel and increased workload when the vessel is lying still dredging.”

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